​The Brewers are looking to put a stranglehold on first place in the NL Central after losing grip on the spot near midseason last year. 

And adding a bonafide hard-throwing ace could go a long way towards doing just that.

Of course, the desire to hold off the Cubs and Cards means the team is considering all of their options before the trade deadline, and GM David Stearns would be remiss if he didn't at least try to walk away with a true game-changer on the mound. Meet Noah Syndergaard, aka the starting pitcher's version of Josh Hader.

Stearns told the media this weekend he is looking for a player who can help the Brewers "lead the rotation" and assured fans the Crew is looking to make upgrades to their roster this July. The Mets have established that they will be sellers this season, and one of their three interim GMs John Ricco told the media that "everything is on the table" - ​including players like Syndergaard, who's reportedly more available than Jacob deGrom.

Syndergaard would be exactly what the Brewers need to end the Cubs' reign in the NL Central. ​Despite his injuries, Syndergaard will be turning 26 this year and remains one of the most skilled pitchers in baseball, providing an entirely different element to Milwaukee's soft-toss rotations. Before straining a ligament in his index finger in May, Syndergaard had pitched to a 3.06 ERA in 11 starts.

We've seen plenty of offense from the Brewers in recent years, but they've certainly lacked for electric pitching, something we haven't really seen since the days of Zack Greinke or even '08 CC Sabathia. Time for the team to get serious and change all that.